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Ambasador Akram of Pakistan questioning 'so-called constructive ambiguity'....'In discussing a proposed program of work put forward by Egypt: 'Does the proposed mandate to deal with...mean negotiations, pre-negotiations or discussion?' Pakistan vetoed the proposed program of work at the next session, returning the Conference on Disarmament to inaction.<br />
The Conference on Disarmament, established in 1979, is the only forum for nations to discuss multilateral arms control and disarmament issues. It has a primary focus nuclear weapons control and disarmament. 65 countries, and 38 observer nations, convene annually at the United Nations' Palais des Nations building for three sessions of talks totalling 24 weeks.<br />
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Conference on Disarmament. Year 33, 2012 Session 1, Plenary meeting 1253. Presidency of Eqypt.